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    In-Line Shower filter?

    Can anyone recommend an in-line filter and place to buy? Homepro/works don't have them and a search on the internet only reveals the shower head type.

    I will order from this place if nothing local.

    8 Stage Luxury Shower Filter
    8 Stage Luxury Shower Filter - Shower Filter, Shower Head Filter and Shower Filter Information
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    Nice link - I'm thinking about getting one too, as I am bloody itchy after showering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    Can anyone recommend an in-line filter and place to buy? Homepro/works don't have them
    they do, got one 2 days ago. Where are you, bkk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Nice link - I'm thinking about getting one too, as I am bloody itchy after showering.
    Try using soap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman
    Try using soap.
    I use J&J's Baby Soap because it doesn't have that sodium laurate crap in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    as I am bloody itchy after showering.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I use J&J's Baby Soap
    try something more normal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnastier View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    Can anyone recommend an in-line filter and place to buy? Homepro/works don't have them
    they do, got one 2 days ago. Where are you, bkk?
    Yes, near Bang Kea.

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    I was thinking about starting a thread on this.

    My water stinks terrible of chlorine, i even use bottled water to clean my teeth now and wash my face. I dont have sensitive skin and get no rashes. I guess the amount of chlorine is there for a reason, but is it detrimental to health in any way , because i do have to shower in it?
    i have noticed a few filter shops in Bangkok. I will venture inside next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnastier View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    Can anyone recommend an in-line filter and place to buy? Homepro/works don't have them
    they do, got one 2 days ago. Where are you, bkk?
    Yes, near Bang Kea.
    Sorry, mine came with the water heater to filter the water of any particles that might damage it. It doesn't filter chlorine. The link you have seems like a sensible solution, and I've never seen one like that here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    I was thinking about starting a thread on this.

    My water stinks terrible of chlorine, i even use bottled water to clean my teeth now and wash my face. I dont have sensitive skin and get no rashes. I guess the amount of chlorine is there for a reason, but is it detrimental to health in any way , because i do have to shower in it?
    i have noticed a few filter shops in Bangkok. I will venture inside next time.
    It's good for killer bacteria but it's also bad for the body. The skin is the largest organ we had and will absorb anything applied, especially if you take warm or hot showers.

    I itch like fecking crazy after taking a shower at home, but don't anywhere that use water from the well. My back is often covered in rashes too.

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    What you need is a carbon filter that will remove Chlorine taste & odor from the water.

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    ^True, I have an atmospheric system for drinking water. But what's the point in having a drinking system if you going to bath in untreated water. Bathing absorbs water through the skin.

    I was considering a master pure system whole house system but I've heard both good and bad things about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    Bathing absorbs water through the skin.
    Sorry, but it doesn't.
    The body doesn't absorb any water. Because of the hundreds of layers of dead skin, it makes a natural barrier so water cannot get in.

    Skin is composed of three primary layers: the epidermis, which provides waterproofing and serves as a barrier to infection; the dermis, which serves as a location for the appendages of skin; and the hypodermis (subcutaneous adipose layer), which is called the basement membrane.
    Skin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    ^Wrong, And the many doctors and health specialist i've met through my previous work will also tell you this.

    Why does your skin go wrinkly in water? And as we tend to scrub out bodies, more often than not in warm water, our pores become open.

    However, believe what you will but I won't be involved in tit for tat that these threads have become.

    The only thing that is uncertain is how much is absorbed. This is still an ongoing debate between doctors, cosmetologists and others alike.

    It could be a conspiracy to make us buy filters, of course!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones View Post
    It could be a conspiracy to make us buy filters, of course!


    How many have water softeners? That should take care of most of it.

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    You should get your water tested before you get a filter. Otherwise, you are just doing trendy filtering rather than eliminating what the problem might be. Once you know what is in your water, then you can buy a specific filter. The "cool" filter-selling industry is a big one in Thailand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    Why does your skin go wrinkly in water? And as we tend to scrub out bodies, more often than not in warm water, our pores become open.
    In general, only the skin on your hands and feet goes wrinkly, not on your whole body

    why....
    Recent research shows that wrinkling is related to vasoconstriction.[9][10] Water probably initiates the wrinkling process by altering the balance of electrolytes in the skin as it diffuses into the hands and soles via their many sweat ducts. This could alter the stability of the membranes of the many neurons that synapse on the many blood vessels underneath skin, causing them to fire more rapidly. Increased neuronal firing causes blood vessels to constrict, decreasing the amount of fluid underneath the skin. This decrease in fluid would cause a decrease in tension, causing the skin to become wrinkly
    It certainly is possible to be irritated by the chlorine in the water supply, and the same thing could happen when in a chlorinated pool

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    here is something more specific

    Chlorine in the water supply

    my wife started to get a spotty face similar to acne, which was caused by the chlorine in the water

    when she stopped washing her face in the tap water, the spots cleared up

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    Just to add should anyone be considering a shower filter. Make sure the filter you purchase filters chloramine. If it doesn't, there is no point in installing one as this stuff is just as bad for you. I believe it is also added to Thailand's water.

    You will require a vitamin c unit, or the one I posted in the link above.
    Optimizing Chloramine Treatment - Gregory J. Kirmeyer - Google Books

    The one posted above has GAC.

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    Is a big filter into the house better than individual filters at point of shower, sink etc.

    I am thinking of doing a test for the water and then getting an inline filter to the house. We have a well for water but expect main water in the next 2 years.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on types of filter and where to buy? cheers
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    good to see you are still alive, Ben

    different filters for different problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk View Post
    Is a big filter into the house better than individual filters at point of shower, sink etc.

    I am thinking of doing a test for the water and then getting an inline filter to the house. We have a well for water but expect main water in the next 2 years.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on types of filter and where to buy? cheers
    A whole house filter is a good idea of course. But from what I understand and the various companies I have spoke to have all said if the filter, whole house or shower, does not filter mono/chloramine then forget it, as your wasting your money.

    You could add both of course putting less strain on the shower filter which is what I will have done when the shower filter arrives. I also want to get rid of this stuff when washing clothes too.

    Oh, didn't see the well water part. In your case a whole house filter will suffice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    good to see you are still alive, Ben

    different filters for different problems
    Yes still alive, in the uk, but back in October to finish the house and guest house. Hope youll be in chiangmai for the big one is November?crowds, mayhem and lanterns. Maybe ill treat you to your local restaurant in the square youve never been to.....if your lucky!

    Hope the apartments are coming along?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk View Post
    Is a big filter into the house better than individual filters at point of shower, sink etc.

    I am thinking of doing a test for the water and then getting an inline filter to the house. We have a well for water but expect main water in the next 2 years.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on types of filter and where to buy? cheers
    A whole house filter is a good idea of course. But from what I understand and the various companies I have spoke to have all said if the filter, whole house or shower, does not filter mono/chloramine then forget it, as your wasting your money.

    You could add both of course putting less strain on the shower filter which is what I will have done when the shower filter arrives. I also want to get rid of this stuff when washing clothes too.

    Oh, didn't see the well water part. In your case a whole house filter will suffice.
    Are you saying that the problem with mains water is the chloramine, not well water?

    Secondly as a general question, becuase the test costs upto 15,000 badt if you test for every thing, what are the main elements i should be checking for?

    Wouldnt it be good if we could create a natural filter from that horrible looking brown indian rock that actively strips metals etc from the water when filtered through it, you know the one people use around wats and exterior walls. Anybody?

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